M+E The Wedding

October 09, 2014  •  2 Comments
On a sunny summer day in Michigan, Meredith and Ed invited their closest family and friends to their intimate lakeside wedding. Filled with handcrafted decor and on their family's lakeside property, you would be hard pressed to find a detail that did not have some meaning in this wedding. I have known Meredith and Ed for about four years now and ev...
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The Knights (Good Knight IV)

June 23, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
The Knights of Good Knight IV It is that time of year again and I am happy to be able to use my abilities to help put on Good Knight IV. This year it is going to be even bigger and better! "Good Knight is an organization that has been raising awareness for sexual violence survivors for the past 3 years. With the combination of a pageant and benef...
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Beautiful Hair and Beautiful Ladies

April 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
A few weeks ago I teamed up with my good friend and talented hair and makeup artist Xander Falcon. I have say working with a team is definitely a nice change of pace from working alone. I am used to working out every detail of my shoots by myself and it is really great to have a team to take care of certain aspects such as hair and makeup so I can...
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Ryan Calacsan Photo interviews Kyle Geib

March 14, 2014  •  1 Comment
Last week I had the chance to catch up with and interview Kyle who is an old friend of mine. He is the singer and guitarist of Chicago based punk band Dog and Wolf. I had a blast hanging with Kyle as well as Nick the bass player for Dog and Wolf and also Becky and Margie who are Kyle's close friends and housemates (they also make a mean pot pie). I...
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Headshots With Lauryn

March 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
My close friend Lauryn came to me seeking an updated headshot. Lauryn is a multi talented individual and I will be featuring her in my portrait/interview series in the future! Shooting friends is always a lot of fun and easy because there is a level of comfort between the two of you that has already been established. This leads to a more relaxed e...
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Relief Pattern and Reflection

February 26, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
This is a relief pattern piece by Emiliz Tolibas of Lovemi Design the featured artist of my first interview. Yesterday I put up the first Portrait session/video interview of my new series. Thank you for those who have already viewed it and if you have not, you can check it out here. For those of you who don't know, this is a series where I am havi...
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Ryan Calacsan Photo Interviews Emiliz Tolibas

February 25, 2014  •  1 Comment
Hey Everyone! Today I have an Interview for you with Emiliz Tolibas of Lovemi Design. This is the first session of my new Portrait/Interview series that I am starting. Emiliz is an Artist based in Chicago and also the lead graphic designer at Ryan Calacsan Photo. I was super excited to have her as my first guest! If you want to reach either of us...
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The Kitchen of Beats

February 06, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
This past weekend I had the opportunity to photograph a benefit/album release concert at the Beat Kitchen. My cousin Geraldine (who is also a photographer) contacted me on Friday and asked me if I was available to capture a concert the next evening for her friend David Wycoco's album release concert. I had a lot of fun capturing the concert and li...
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Channeling my inner Rockabilly

January 23, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
There is nothing like a hot lather straight razor shave after a fresh cut. Stopped by my local barber shop today to get my hair trimmed up. I just recently started going to barbershops within the last year instead of going to just any ol' regular salon. I am honestly not extremely picky when it comes to getting my hair cut so really any place is g...
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